Police on Friday arrested P. Srinivasa Raju, who duped some persons of Rs. 2 crore, claiming that he had an MoU with the Union Human Resource Ministry to supply computer education software to schools.

The MoU, however, turned out to be fabricated and Raju cheated people by collecting money on the pretext of investing in supplying software to Central and Navodaya schools , the Hyderabad CCS DCP Pala Raju said.

Among the investors was D.S. Laxmi, a private school teacher from Secunderabad.

Believing the claims of Raju, she and her husband invested Rs. 80 lakh in the project.

On realising that they were taken for a ride, the couple approached the CCS. Investigation revealed some more were duped by the accused in similar fashion.

Held for giving false

info for passport

K. Kumara Swamy, 59, of Addagutta Society near JNTU campus in Kukatpally, was arrested by the Commissioner’s Task Force (East) officials on Friday for securing a passport by allegedly providing false information. Swamy, belonging to Warangal, went to America on a visit visa in 2003. He stayed there for seven years working as a cleaner in a hotel. He returned to India in 2010. Since the visit visa period expired, he secured a second passport.

Rs. 39.35 crore seized until now

Police seized Rs. 39,35,86,387 during vehicle checking conducted at different places in the State since the model code of conduct for general elections came into force.